Reviews

Her Story Review – Searching for the Truth

Her Story

As of late, there seems to be a movement of sorts against several independent games that, by all intents and purposes, do not conform to the standardized identity of a “game.” Titles like The Stanley Parable or Gone Home for example, challenge our perceptions of what games are completely. For some, this is an irreconcilable problem as many of these games ... Read More »

Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4) Review – Fear the Bat … mobile

Batman Arkham Knight With Manbat

For the sake of the audience, I have formatted this review in two different ways. If you want to watch the video review, then watch the video on our YouTube channel (with the video embedded below), but for those who’d prefer to read the review as well, I’ve included the script (for the most part, with slight word changes here ... Read More »

Rewind Review – Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

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Has anyone ever regretted the fact that there are games out there that you know by reputation, but never played? One of the opportunities for this review is to remedy that on a game I at first rejected in my youth because I felt I was too old for it. The colorful, cartoon world, the platforming, it felt childish to ... Read More »

The Detail Episode 2: From the Ashes Review – A Fitting Follow-up

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The Detail is all about intuition. Essentially, you guess things. That’s not to say it’s a skill-less game; predicting the right moves for the right outcome is a skill of its own (ask any chess player), and in this case, it’s the main one pushing the player forward. In Episode 1 – Where the Dead Lie, you had to guess what ... Read More »

Rewind Review – 1080 (N64)

1080 Snowboarding

When gamers think of snowboarding games, they usually think of the SSX franchise, Shaun White or Amped. But before these popular franchises came a game called 1080°. Released in 1998, 1080° (pronounced ten-eighty) was one of the earlier attempts at making a snowboarding game in 3d space. 1080 was praised on its release for its impressive (for 1998) graphics, realistic atmosphere and down ... Read More »

Rewind Review – Blaster Master

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Blaster Master is one of those games, that whenever I hear someone speak about it, it is always positive. It’s something that a lot of games really don’t have going for them. So when the opportunity came up to do a review on a retro game that I had yet to play, I knew exactly what I wanted to play. The ... Read More »

Rewind Review – Psychonauts

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All across the Internet, gamers and critics have agreed on very few things. However, in the last decade, there has been one universal statement: “You should play Psychonauts.” In fact, more people have probably said that aloud than actually seen the whole thing through. At the time, the game was the first step of a beloved creator and his independent ... Read More »

Rewind Review – Arx Fatalis

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The sun has burned out. The world has frozen over. Life has moved beneath the surface of the planet in order to survive. Goblins, humans, trolls, and other races have carved out a niche within the caverns beneath the world in spite of the unspeakable horrors that dwell within the depths. Worst of all, an evil cult is threatening the ... Read More »

Rewind Review – Xenogears

Xenogears Title Screen

This Rewind Review Week was a great opportunity to check out a game I missed out on back when it was new. Xenogears is a PlayStation era JRPG published by Square. It is the most ambitious JRPG I’ve ever played, although at times the game falls short of those ambitions. However, it is still a worthy attempt and it makes ... Read More »

Rewind Review – Dark Forces Series

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When one thinks of Star Wars, gun duels aren’t the first thing that leaps to mind. The blaster rifle look and sound is iconic, but it’s not what captured peoples’ imagination at the cinema. So pairing the franchise with the first-person shooter—the most popular genre on PCs in the mid ‘90s—was an odd choice, but it gave way to what ... Read More »